In 1936 Marshal H. Larrabee II founded the Skaneateles Handicrafters, a toy company which made wooden toy trains and wooden tracks.
The gauge was very similar to that used by most companies today, and so the rolling stock is compatible. However, the connections for the track pieces were of a different design than the jigsaw style "peg and hole" system used today.
Trains were usually left unpainted and unstained, the parts being made of maple.
What's your 'Skaneateles' worth? Here are some recently sold items (Canada).
|Playskool Wooden Toy Train Set 96 Piece||08/2019||C $87.39|
|Playskool Woodentrain Set 1950s 55||08/2019||C $59.58|
|1950s Wooden Train Track Blocks Set No 1||07/2019||C $52.96|
|Playskool S930 Wooden Toy Train Track||07/2019||C $33.10|
|Playskool Train Set S910 Oval Wood 1950s||08/2019||C $38.41|
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